Woman holds her painful head in her handWhat are they? Headaches are tenderness and pain within the neck muscles and head.

Common Cause: A headache is a chronic pain within the head that can originate from the bony structures or muscles in the neck.

Common Symptoms: Pain within the upper neck and head with possible limited movement.

How can Physiotherapy help? A physiotherapist can identify the root of the problem and treat the area with a range of techniques to reduce the pain and increase range of movement.

What to expect during treatment: Stretching of the neck muscles, soft tissue mobilisation of the neck muscles, and possible acupuncture for pain relief.

What can you do for yourself? Seek advice from your doctor, control pain with pain killers and seek advice from a physiotherapist.